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Here’s A Little Back Story On Pokémon Omega Ruby And Alpha Sapphire’s Legendaries


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The mysteries of Mega Evolution will be further explored in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire’s story, and as previously reported, Rayquaza will play a significant role in these events. A few added details on Rayquaza, who now has a Mega Evolution of his own, along with Kyogre and Groudon have been added to the games’ official website. (Thanks, Serebii)


Here’s what the website says about the backstory of Kyogre and Groudon, who now have more powerful “Primal Forms,” and how Rayquaza fits into the picture:


Long, long ago, there appeared in Hoenn two Pokémon of fearsome power. These two became known, in later times, as Groudon and Kyogre. When Groudon howled, the earth swelled and the land grew wide. The sun blazed overhead, and all the world around the creature was enveloped in incandescent heat. When Kyogre roared, water poured forth and the seas spread outward. Dark clouds enshrouded the world, and the deluge fell upon all…


It was a primal age, early in the world’s history. The natural world was overflowing with energy. That energy granted Groudon and Kyogre an overwhelming power. Seeking ever more of that energy for themselves, the two clashed again and again, and their battles cast the people and Pokémon of Hoenn into great danger. Brimming with the overwhelming power granted to them by nature’s energy, their transformation was named “Primal Reversion” by later people. And the people called their tormentors Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre…


One Pokémon looked down upon this battle from the sky above. The Pokémon that dances in the heavens: Rayquaza. Rayquaza is venerated by the people of Hoenn as their protector and savior. When Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre had battled for 20 dawns and 20 nights, the world began to lose its natural balance and tilt toward destruction. The people, unable to endure any more, cried out to their mighty savior Rayquaza before a great stone that shone with rainbow brilliance. And a change came upon Rayquaza, weaving in the sky above Primal Groudon and Primal Kyogre. Suffused in brilliant light, its body began to transform visibly. And then…


Recently, the Pokémon Company said that Rayquaza will achieve Mega Evolution in a special way, due to its unique biology. This method of Mega Evolution hasn’t been revealed yet, but it should be interesting to see just how different it is from regular Mega Evolution. The aforementioned story snippet makes it sound as though there’s still some sort of Mega Stone involved in the process.


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be released in November.

Ishaan Sahdev
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